Principal Engineer – Wheels and Tires

Are you up for the challenge to lead the development of solutions for tomorrow in the field of Wheels and Tires?
Join Chassis Technology as Principal Engineer for Wheels and Tires in the exciting journey to take this technical area to the next level!
This position offers you the challenge to define the overall strategies for the Wheels and Tires area, lead the development work, both for new solutions as well as maintenance, and at the same time secure global alignment between relevant stakeholders.
About the role
The area of Wheels and Tires is becoming more strategic with new strict legislations related to both fuel and noise emissions. In addition to this, there will be new development needed to secure the right wheel and tire technology in the area of electro mobility.
This is a role with a global responsibility for the Wheels and Tires area, and you are responsible to define the strategy and anchor this strategy through the Product System Road map with the support from local site stakeholders.
Furthermore, you will manage the collaboration and partnership with our suppliers together with Purchasing and in addition act as Chassis Technology interface towards the different brands to deploy the strategy, supported by local site stakeholders.
It will be in your responsibility to lead the knowledge management community for Wheels and Tires and also be Volvo representative in external conferences & symposiums, and stay aware of the trends and technologies affecting Wheels and Tires.
The role will report to the Global Technology Manager for Brake System and Vehicle Control (BSVC) within Chassis Technology organization.
Who are you?
We believe you are a person with genuine interest in technology. You undertake everything with drive and perseverance while making sure to nurture and strengthen your global network.
To establish and maintain effective customer- and stakeholder relationships is something you enjoy and that comes natural to you.
We also think you:
  • Work cooperatively with others across the organization to achieve shared objectives
  • Break down objectives into appropriate initiatives and actions
  • Build effective teams
  • Have a business and customer focus
In order to succeed in your new role we think you have:
  • MSc Degree in Mechanical engineering, Mechatronics or similar
  • >5 year experience from product development- or purchasing roles within the automotive industry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Leadership experience is a merit
  • Experience from roles within purchasing or product development related to Wheels and Tires is a merit
If you would like to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact:
Pär Blomqvist, Global Technology Manager - Brake System & Vehicle Control, +46 31 322 96 12


The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support. With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.








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